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Tuesday 21 February 2023

While councils across the country have announced council tax is going up, Wandsworth is freezing the tax for residents this year.

In his group’s first budget since winning control of the council for the first time in 44 years, Wandsworth Council leader Simon Hogg is sending the attached letter to residents announcing a freeze of its main share of council tax bills for the next 12 months. 

This means Wandsworth residents will continue to benefit from the lowest average council tax bills in the UK 

Band D bills for households not subject to the additional Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators levy will be £914. 


Dear resident,

Wandsworth Council is freezing your council tax this year,to help in the Cost of Living crisis.

I’m pleased to say that residents in Wandsworth will pay the lowest average council tax in the country. Freezing the main element of council tax is a key part of our plan to deliver a fairer, compassionate, more sustainable borough.

We will charge the same low council tax and deliver better services for all. Alongside a freeze in council tax, we will:

• Provide free monthly mega skips, guarantee to keep your weekly bin collection andexpand our food waste collection pilot.

• Deliver 1,000 new council homes, plus introduce landlord licensing to protect private renters.

• Work with residents to support 800 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.

Wandsworth Council has launched the biggest cost of living response in London, with a£5 million fund to help residents with soaring bills. This work includes:

• Free school uniforms for hard-pressed families, activities for young people and meals for children in the school holidays.

• Free swimming and gym sessions for families who receive universal credit or free school meals.

• Libraries and children’s centres became welcoming Warm Spaces over the winter months.

There will be an increase of 2% in the social care levy, to support the NHS and care for our most vulnerable residents.

Wandsworth is a fantastic place to live. Our strong, diverse communities represent the best of modern Britain. Our plan will help keep Wandsworth special and make sure all residents canshare the fantastic opportunities our borough provides.

Best wishes,

Simon Hogg

Leader of Wandsworth Council

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